Babysitting Rules for Young Babysitters

  • Do not allow your friends to come over and visit you without permission from the parents. Even then, it really isn’t a good idea. It is hard to watch children when you are socializing with friends.
  • If you have brought homework to do, try and do it when the children are sleeping. If you must do your homework when they are awake, do it at the kitchen table and give the children some coloring or crafts to do at the table with you.
  • Do not allow children to climb or jump off of furniture or other things.
    Make sure all doors and windows are locked and watch that the children do not get out of the house when your back is turned.

  • Do not use the phone for longer than a few minutes. You are there to watch small children and it only takes a seconds for something to go terribly wrong.
  • Do not use any kitchen appliance without the permission of the parents. If you do need to use an appliance, make sure the children are well out of harms way. Read Kitchen Safety Rules
  • Do not use the parents computer, sound system or any other electronic equipment without their permission. Make sure they explain to you how things work before leaving the house.
  • Follow any other rules that the parent tells you about.

Father’s Day

Celebrate Father’s Day and make him feel like the King of the World!


The celebration of Father’s Day can be credited to Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington State, who first suggested the idea of the holiday in 1909.


Mrs. Dodd’s father, civil war veteran William Smart, was widowed when his wife died during childbirth with their sixth child. Despite the obvious hardships, Mr. Smart proceeded to raise the newborn along with his five other children, by himself.


It wasn’t until his daughter Sonora Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. The original date chosen for the holiday was June 5, Mr. Smart’s birthday, however the celebration was postponed until June 19, the third Sunday in June, because there was not enough time to prepare.


In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day, but it never became official until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the presidential proclamation that set aside the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

Celebrating Assistants

In our classrooms there are assistants who motivate and inspire students and colleagues. They are gifted in making students feel good about themselves and are dedicated to helping students who have difficulty succeed. They assistant teachers, principals and students in creative and compassionate ways. These assistants make a difference in their school and students lives.

Things To Show Your Appreciation to Celebrate Assistance

Arts and Crafts: Leprechaun Hat

What You Need

1/2 gallon round ice cream container, clean and dry, without lid
4 pieces of Green felt
1 piece of Gray felt
1 piece of Black felt
1 yard of Green ribbon about 1/2″ wide
Black permanent marker
Hole punch
Large circular object (however wide the felt is)


How To Make It

  1. Using black marker, trace around the bottom of ice cream container on green felt.
  2. Cut out the circle and glue it to the bottom of the ice cream container.
  3. Cut a piece of green felt to go around the container (you may need two pieces of felt) and glue it around the container.
  4. Punch a hole right below the lip of the container. Repeat on the opposite side. This will be where you place the ties for your hat.
  5. Trace around a large circular object that is bigger than the opening of the ice cream container and cut out the circle. This will be the brim of the hat.
  6. Sit the ice cream container, open side down, on the middle of the felt circle. Trace around the container.
  7. Cut the circle out of the middle of the large felt circle. Discard this inner circle piece. Now you can see that this is the brim.
  8. Cut small lines 2″ into the brim (cut from the inside of the circle). This creates “tabs” that will allow you to push the “tabs” up inside the hat and glue in place.
  9. Turn the ice cream container/hat on the flat end. Lay the circle with the snips on top of the open end of the container. Run a bead of glue around the inside of the container near the rim. Push the tabs up into the container and against the glue.
  10. Once the glue has set up, punch a hole in the felt on the brim of the hat next to the hole on the ice cream container. Repeat for other side.
  11. Cut a strip about 2″ wide out of the black felt.
  12. Cut a 4″ square out of the gray felt.
  13. Cut a rectangle in the middle of the gray felt about 1 1/4″ x 2″. Discard the little piece of felt.
  14. Lay black band around the hat about an inch above the brim. Cut off any excess felt where it meets in the back. Glue in place.
  15. Lay the gray (buckle) over the black band where you want it to appear. Glue in place.
  16. Cut the piece of ribbon in half. Thread one piece of ribbon from the inside of the hat to the outside. Tie a double or triple knot on the inside of the hat with one end of the ribbon. Take the piece of ribbon on the outside and push down through the hole in the brim. Repeat with the other piece of ribbon.
  17. Place the hat on your head and tie the ribbon in a bow under your chin.

Note: You might also want to make a Shamrock out of green construction paper and have it sticking out of the band around the hat.


Dress all in green and don’t forget to place a hammer in your black belt! You can always make a hammer out of grey and brown foam.


If you have a small or medium sized pail, cover it with black felt or paper. Cut out disks/circles from cardboard and color them in gold. Fill the pail with gold and carry it around too.

101 Praises For Kids

Praises to give your kids to let them know you support them!

  1. Way-to-go!
  2. You’re special.
  3. You’re on your way.
  4. How smart!
  5. Good Job!
  6. Good for you!
  7. You’re a winner.
  8. Terrific!
  9. Great discovery.
  10. I trust you.
  11. You’re exciting.
  12. You’re so sweet.
  13. You make my life complete.
  14. You’re so heavenly.
  15. Bravo!
  16. Super!
  17. Outstanding!
  18. Great!
  19. Wow!
  20. That’s amazing!
  21. How nice.
  22. That’s incredible!
  23. You’re adorable.
  24. Dynamite!
  25. Beautiful work.
  26. Remarkable job.
  27. Nothing can stop you now.
  28. You’re beautiful.
  29. You’re one-of-a-kind.
  30. You’re so creative.
  31. Great work!
  32. Fantastic job!
  33. Phenomenal!
  34. You are so important.
  35. You figured it out.
  36. Hip! Hip! Hooray!
  37. You did that very well.
  38. Good learning!
  39. You’re a good listener.
  40. You’re are so much fun.
  41. You’re caring.
  42. You tried very hard.
  43. Wonderful sharing.
  44. You’re a treasure.
  45. Awesome!
  46. You’re wonderful.
  47. You’re A-OK!
  48. You made my day.
  49. Say, “Thank you”.
  50. You have a great sense of humor.
  51. Good!
  52. You make me happy.
  53. You’re incredible.
  54. You’re on target.
  55. Looking good.
  56. I knew you could do it.
  57. I’m proud of you.
  58. Well done!
  59. Marvelous!
  60. Exceptional performance.
  61. You’re a real trooper.
  62. You are so responsible.
  63. What a great imagination.
  64. You belong.
  65. That’s right.
  66. Now you’ve got it!
  67. You’re catching on.
  68. You’re on top of it.
  69. Nice work!
  70. Excellent!
  71. That’s remarkable.
  72. Beautiful!
  73. You’re precious.
  74. Magnificent!
  75. Super work!
  76. You’re a good friend.
  77. You mean a lot to me.
  78. That’s the best.
  79. Give them a big hug.
  80. You’ve discovered the secret.
  81. You’re spectacular.
  82. You’re a darling.
  83. I like you.
  84. You’re fantastic.
  85. Neat!
  86. That’s good manners.
  87. Bingo!
  88. You’re growing up.
  89. You’re getting better.
  90. You brighten my day.
  91. That’s perfect.
  92. You’re such a joy.
  93. You’re so kissable.
  94. You have a wonderful smile.
  95. You make me feel good.
  96. You work hard.
  97. Good thinking!
  98. Good planning!
  99. You’re a good helper.
  100. I like the way you did that.
  101. Say, “I Love You” – often

Sun Fun Facts

What is the Sun?

The Sun is actually a Star. Stars are massive nuclear reactors that generator energy from their core.


How far away is the Sun?

It is 149.6 million km away from the Earth. It is the heat and light from the Sun that is responsible for life on Earth. The huge gravitational pull of the Sun keeps the planets of our Solar System orbiting around it.


How big is the Sun?

The Sun is roughly 1.4 million kilometers wide. To give you a better idea of how big that is, 100 Earth’s can be spread across the width of the sun and one million Earth’s could fit into it!


How old is the Sun?

The Sun is about 4 1/2 billion years old.


How long will the sun live?

The Sun will remain, more or less the way it is now, for about another 5 billion years. After that, it will exhaust the hydrogen it currently burns and will enter a new phase of existence. During this phase the Sun will begin burning helium and will expand to about 100 times its current size and become what is called a red giant. Once it runs out of helium it will collapse into a much smaller object called a white dwarf.


How hot is the Sun?

The center of the Sun is about 10 million degrees. The surface of the Sun, called the photosphere, is at a temperature of about 5800 Kelvin. Sunspots are cool regions and they are 3800 K.


What is the Sun made up of?

The Sun is, at present, about 75% hydrogen and 25% helium.


What are Shooting Stars?

Shooting Stars are not real Stars at all! They are meteors made up of particles of rock and dust that shine brightly as they burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere.


What is a Galaxy?

A Galaxy is an enormous group of stars held together by gravity. There are three different shapes of Galaxies, spiral, elliptical and irregular. We live in a Galaxy called the Milky Way and it is a spiral shape. There may be 100 billion Galaxies in the universe!


What is an Eclipse?

Eclipses happen for a brief period when the Moon, Earth and Sun are in line. A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth lies between the Moon and Sun, blocking off the light to the moon so that the Moon seems to vanish. A solar eclipse happens when the Moon blocks the Sun’s light from the Earth so that the Sun seems to disappear.


What are the planets orbiting the Sun?

The first four planets are known as the Inner Planets. The remaining five are known as the Outer Planets.






Length Of Year

88 Earth days
225 Earth days
365 Earth days
687 Earth days
11.9 Earth days
29.5 Earth days
84.0 Earth days
164.8 Earth days
248.5 Earth days

No. Of Moons


Arts and Crafts: Leprechaun Trap

What You Need

  • Shoe box without lid
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glue
  • Green felt or paper
  • Shamrock stickers or cut out ones you created
  • Scissors
  • Stick about twice the depth of the box.

How To Make It

  1. Cover a shoe box with aluminium foil using glue to hold it in place.
  2. Cut shamrocks out of felt or paper to decorate your trap. You can also use stickers for this.
  3. Glue the shamrocks, if not using stickers, to the box.
  4. The night before St. Patrick’s Day, put a stick under the box so that the box is lifted up on one end. Leave it out by your front door.
  5. If a leprechaun stops by, he’ll leave a surprise for you! Perhaps some green candies or a few shiny pennies.

Dinosaur Jokes

Q: What dinosaur was a photographer?

A: A camrasaurus!


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Q: What do you get when dinosaurs crash their cars?

A: Tyrannosaurus wrecks!


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Q: Why doesn’t the dinosaur cross the road anymore?

A: Because their eggs stink. (extinct)


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Q: What did the dinosaur say when he saw the volcano explode?

A: What a lavaly day!


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Q: What vehicle does T-Rex use to go from planet to planet?

A: A Dinosaucer


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Q: What kind of materials do dinosaurs use for the floor of their homes?

A: Rep Tiles


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Q: What did the female dinosaur call her blouse making business?

A: Try Sara’s Tops


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Q: How do you ask a dinosaur to lunch?

A: Tea Rex?


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Q: What do you get when you put a bomb and a dinosaur together?

A: Dino-mite.


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Q: What do you call a Blind Dinosaur?

A: Do-ya-think-he-saurus.


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Q: What do you call a Blind Dinosaur’s Dog?

A: Do-ya-think-he-saurus-rex.


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Q: Who makes dinosaur clothes?

A: A dino-sewer.


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Q: Where does a dinosaur lay in the sun?

A: At the dino-shore

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